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Five Personal Trainers Share The One Stretch You Should Do To Improve Flexibility

Can you spare five minutes a day for one of these?<p>Let’s face it none of us stretch after a workout as much as we should do.<p>Whether we’re pressed for …

10 Reasons Why Drinking Gin is Really Good for You

Alcohol isn’t exactly considered a healthy lifestyle choice; more often than not, it’s associated with empty calories and bad decisions. But that …

7 Whole30-Friendly Meals You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

The Whole30 diet is not for the faint of heart. The back-to-basics plan claims to aid weight loss, reduce inflammation, and improve gut health. But to reap the benefits, followers must eliminate processed foods, dairy, grains, beans, legumes, sugar, and alcohol for 30 days—which means staying on …

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

11 New Year's Eve Appetizers You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less

Breathe easy—these quick and simple New Year's Eve appetizers are here to save your big night. Because we all know that throwing a party—especially …

Cooking

Top 10 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Kitchen Scraps

Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, corn cobs, dryer lint—they’re all waste for sure, but there’s treasure in that trash. You could compost them, that’s …

Top 10

A Helpful Six-Note Method That Teaches Beginners How Play a Guitar Solo In Only Five Minutes

In 2015, guitarist Steve Stine of GuitarZoom offered a really helpful way to help beginning guitarists grasp the basics of guitar soloing. Calling it …

Guitar

5 Ways to Develop Your Intuition

And like anything else in life, when you stop using it, you can lose it. A muscle must move, an eye must see, a brain must think; the same holds true …

Spirituality

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

7 Decluttering Tips: How to Release Your Attachment to Your Stuff

<b>“To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the</b> …

Minimalism

Sopa de Lima: Mexican Tortilla Soup, Straight Up With a Twist

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>My wife, Adri, and I just got back from a week spent eating our way around Mérida and the rest of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. And when I say eating, I mean it. We kept a notebook and log and calculated that we each …

The one hack you need to truly stop procrastinating

Right now. No, really, don’t wait until tomorrow. This simple formula could bring you a lot more success.<p>Does this sound familiar: You start the day with a long to-do list and several deadlines to meet. At the end of the day, you’re not sure where the time went, but you definitely didn’t cross a …

Procrastination

Palak Paneer Recipe on Food52

• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided<br>• 8 ounces fresh spinach, washed<br>• 6 to 8 ounces paneer (Indian grocery stores generally sell paneer in 12- to 14-ounce slabs)<br>• 5 to 6 black peppercorns<br>• 1 cardamom<br>• 2 cloves<br>• 3/4 cup diced red onions, about 1/2-inch pieces<br>• 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated<br>• 2 medium garlic …

Cheese

19 Cauliflower Recipes to Hack Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Cauliflower is *definitely* making a comeback as your go-to powerhouse veggie. Remember when Cauliflower rice recipes were all the rage? Before that, everyone went <i>crazy</i> for the ever-popular cauliflower pizza. Now that everyone knows the veggie is the chameleon of the vegetable world, healthy …

Four Core Reasons Why Your Empathy May Be Missing

You tear up when you see commercials for abused and neglected animals. You cry with a friend who shared her feelings about a recent breakup. You even feel "touched" when you meet a stranger who hints at being lonely. You are seemingly compassionate and moved when it relates to those outside your …

Empathy

masaje qi gong

A 20-Minute Practice That Will Give You Loads More Energy

Do you feel a lull in your energy level at around 3 or 4 p.m.? Do you feel just burnt out at the beginning of the day and does that feeling seem to …

Yoga

Psychedelic Plant Teachers and the Limits of Normal Perception

Jose A. Arvide, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><i>”If life wasn’t real, it would be the craziest psychedelic trip ever.”</i> <i>– Joe Rogan</i><p>The former quote is a saying …